The Courtship Full Episode – Bonanza, Season #02, Episode #16
Bonanza conveys the adventures of the Cartwright family, with each episode’s storyline dealing with the problems faced by the lead characters or the surrounding town. The forty-eighth episode of Bonanza, The Courtship, was written by Richard N. Morgan and first aired on January 7, 1961. Among its featured guest stars are Marshall Reed and Lyle Talbot.
Julie Adams appears in the episode as Helen, Ben Cartwright’s old friend Josh Layton’s widow. Despite her lovely appearance and charming personality, Helen has a fatal flaw. She likes to gamble a lot, often dragging her lovers into her bottomless pit of debt, leading to despair. Helen has now caught Hoss’s attention, much to Ben’s chagrin.
Read The Courtship‘s plot, including some interesting trivia, or watch the full episode below.
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The Courtship, the sixteenth episode of Bonanza’s second season, featured some of the series’ recurring and one-time supporting cast members. See the list below for the actors that appeared in this episode.
- Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright
- Dan Blocker as Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright
- Michael Landon as Joseph ‘Little Joe’ Cartwright
- Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright
- Julie Adams as Helen Layton
- Paul Dubov as Frank the Card Dealer
- Lyle Talbot as The Handsome Dude in Bar
- Marshall Reed as Hammond
- Lou Krugman as Jean
- Charles Tannen as Charlie the Bartender
- Betty Endicott as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
- James Gonzalez as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
- Chuck Hamilton as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
- Martha Manor as Hotel Guest (uncredited)
- Bob Miles as Card Player (uncredited)
Full Story Line for The Courtship
Hoss and Little Joe go to Sacramento to visit the widow of the Cartwright family friend, John Layton. Hoss finds the lovely widow, Helen Layton, and immediately falls in love with her. He invites Helen to supper, and she dolls herself up.
Helen and Hoss visit a local restaurant in Sacramento, where the waiter offers Helen a seat at her favorite table in the game room. However, when Helen finds a familiar face, she immediately asks for a more private table. Hoss thinks he doesn’t fit the place but brushes the thought as he enjoys his time with Helen. Suddenly, a man named Hammond approaches their table, intending to take a ring from Helen. Hoss and Hammond engage in a brief fight until the restaurant staff takes Hammond out. Helen explains that Hammond, his husband’s friend, thinks the ring Josh left her belongs to him. They continue their supper as Helen expresses her gratitude toward Hoss for standing up for her.
Hoss introduces Helen to Little Joe, who immediately falls for her beauty. Despite the long trip to Ponderosa, the three embarked on their journey. As they take a break on a lake, Hoss reveals that the land they’ve in was already the Ponderosa. Helen asks Hoss why he hasn’t kissed her yet, and they share one immediately after. Excited, Hoss calls Joe to tell him he’s marrying Helen.
Ben thinks the idea of marriage is sudden, so Helen asks to speak with him in private. Helen tells Ben that her husband was a drunkard who drank himself to death. She also expressed her love for Hoss, who made her feel like a woman again. Ben tells her that all he wants for Hoss is his happiness, and the two share a hug, implying his acceptance of having Helen as his daughter-in-law.
Hoss and Helen visit the saloon after shopping, where Helen finds several men gambling. She tries one of the gambling contraptions, unexpectedly winning on her first try. When Hoss leaves to grab some lemonade, Helen spends all the money she previously won to play again. Once Helen had no cash, Helen asked Hoss to give her a few more. However, she loses again. Helen keeps looking at the poker table, then asks Hoss if there’s anything else he could do alone while she finishes shopping. Before they separate, Helen, asks for money again, which Hoss immediately gives with no reservations.
Helen starts gambling at the saloon. She starts to lose money, but her opponent doesn’t bother, thinking Helen could just put it under the credit of the Cartwrights.
Adam returns from San Francisco and finds Little Joe decorating their place. To Adam’s surprise, Ben reveals that Hoss is getting married to Helen. Adam tells Ben that Helen never loved anything in her life other than gambling every penny she and her lover had. This gambling addiction marked the start of John Layton’s drinking. Upon discovering that Helen is in love with Hoss’ money, Ben decides to tell Hoss so that they can stop their marriage.
Hoss refuses to believe that Helen is a compulsive gambler, including how she started running with another man who can give her money to fund her gambling addiction.
When Hoss talks to Helen, he finds her wearing the wedding gown she bought. Helen tells Hoss that it has been a long time since she had been that happy since Josh died, and his closest friends spread horrible lies about her. Hoss assured her that he didn’t care whether what he heard was true or not.
Little Joe returns home with Frank, who proved Helen’s gambling addiction through the 5000 dollars she lost in the poker game at the saloon.
Adam and Joe visit Virginia City to stage a poker game for Helen. Helen starts losing in the poker game. Adam watches from behind, writing with forged promissory notes. Soon enough, Helen is deeply in debt. Joe leads Hoss into the saloon where the poker game takes place. Hoss can no longer deny Helen’s gambling addiction after witnessing it firsthand. However, Hoss vents his rage on his brothers, even though they did it for his benefit. Instead of apologizing to Hoss, Helen speaks with another man, asking him to take her out of the saloon.
The rest of the Cartwrights feel bad for what happened, but Hoss assures them that he is fine by asking them to work with him.
Full Script and Dialogue of The Courtship
[Music] so i was just thinking about something uh there's no reason why we both have to go see josh leighton's widow now listen big shorty you ain't about to saddle me off seeing some poor widow woman all by myself me being there's not gonna help her any yeah but it's going to help me now you're going and that's it why well because mr leighton was one of paul's best friends and we're supposed to be here doing everything we can to help besides paul paul told me to keep an eye on you in here if i told you to keep an eye on me what in the heck for to keep you from getting chased all the way back to the ponderosa but some popping mad daddy the shotgun in his hand and look in your eye that's just about what's going to happen ah come on yo you ain't about to take off that pretty little philly i've seen you making eyes with down the lobby a while ago you're going with me and that's final [Music] hey joe come back here don't go ladies ladies you can't go in right now oh late ladies you i'm sorry you'll have to wait just a minute i watch you you soak yourself real good now laporta brings you something to wear oh and ladies ladies i want to thank you very much for your patience you wait right here ladies and he'll be out in a minute joe i'm on a whip here for sure damn it [Music] [Applause] so [Music] so [Music] [Applause] wow [Music] so [Music] great [Music] oh [Music] hmm you get out of here i can't pay any bills get out and leave me alone ma'am i ain't no bill collector i i was sent here to help mrs leighton who are you host cartwright god right ma'am what's the matter can i get you anything a glass of water my smelling salsa [Applause] mama i sure didn't mean to upset you like that oh forgive me it's just that i i was so touched that that you came all this way for me you miss leighton yes i wonder if you have a handkerchief why are you looking at me like that oh i i'm sorry man didn't mean to stare just had it in my head i reckon he was going to be a little different until a minute ago i was half dead don't you worry man i'm i'm here to fix everything up [Music] no wonder you feeling so poorly empty house like this give anybody the crawly skin i i had to sell the furniture man let's that's water all under the bridge now now you go get yourself dressed dressed sure i ain't gonna eat by myself besides you you gotta show me where a good place is i ain't too familiar with sacramento yeah yep mr cartwright i can't tell you how happy you've made me by asking me out to suffer this evening pretty gal like you i'll not have to think about nothing but living every minute every day i'm gonna shake up that attorney of yours and see what's hanging up at will oh it it really isn't his fault josh had a lot of bills and all the creditors have filed against the estate that's what's taking so much time mr cartwright would you come in for a moment please i just can't get the back of this dress hooked by myself do you mind i thought if that lawyer can't do the job we'll get somebody again uh how long has it been since i've heard a strong voice like that you cartwright's a magnificent that's the only word for you oh man there's not anything special about us the fact is we're probably about the honest bunch you ever run into you can ask anybody in virginia city about that and what would they say well well for one thing they'd they'd tell you that horse car ride was about the meanest and hungriest man this side of st joe and he got meaner the hungrier he got why mr cartwright whatever's the matter i i don't know man maybe it's a perfume oh i was in hopes you'd like it well i i do what i meant to say was well well then it's all done that wasn't so hard now was it no ma'am you poor man you must be starved why don't we go get some supper good evening mr slayton it is so pleasant to see you again oh thank you it's good to be able to be out among people again your favorite table in the game room the new roulette wheel has arrived really i must see it yeah you feeling poorly again oh no no i'm fine it was uh sweet of you to remember the table i had the last time i was here but i wonder if we couldn't have something a little more private of course mother right here [Music] our very best vintage 1854 this champagne was brought all the way from france i'm sure you will find it your custom taste this is leighton converge for the year it's excellent anything you say [Music] what's the matter nothing i ma'am i'm i'm just a cowboy i don't reckon i fit into a place like this very good oh i'm sorry i i didn't mean to make you unhappy oh no ma'am you didn't it takes something to make a man unhappy when he's when he's with you see if you like it oh [Music] it's real good [Music] then here's to a whole lot more happiness than you've known the last couple of months ma'am oh thank you mr cartwright i know i'll have it now [Music] dang i don't think that that vinegar's gonna make me sneeze it does tickle your nose doesn't it you think you can go on avoiding me i came by to see you this afternoon i was busy mr hammond i'll bet you were but i won't stand for any more but i want that ring back let go of me not till i get the ring that's just about yet buster now you've done it we'll take care of him i don't know what's the matter with that man ma'am you're a lady and a lady ain't got to explain no mean mouth drunk no he was a friend of my husband's ever since josh died he's given me trouble he actually has some ridiculous idea that that this ring josh left me belongs to him don't you paint on mine to that mr cartwright please take me home everybody's staring at us yes i guess i really messed things up for you didn't i it wasn't your fault he hit you first it didn't hurt nana i ain't got the manners of a dang goat [Music] mr cartwright we're gonna sit down and enjoy ourselves and don't you worry any about your manners you stood up for me my honor you have no idea how that makes me feel inside to know that someone cares you're not only a gentleman mr cartwright you're you're wonderful now let's sit down i had no idea how late it was man all that good food and champagne i reckon i would apologize to you for keeping the odds late please don't mr cartwright can't we just just sit out here for a minute longer yes omit if you like [Music] do you think i do you think i was wrong about what now because i i was so happy with you tonight because for a moment i was able to forget [Music] am i supposed to shrivel up and die just because my husband is dead no ma'am no i don't think that'd be his wish at all mr cartwright i just can't go back into that empty house it's like a tomb and i'm still alive i can't go back i can't go back ma'am if you could just manage it one more night well what i mean to say is i'll figure out some way to get you out of there but what could you do i'll think of something i promise [Music] record okay [Music] [Music] do you have a good time tonight joe huh thank you yeah i ask you you have a good time tonight no no i came right back after i left i've been a lot better off i'd go and see that old little woman with you yeah don't make no difference i didn't need you tall you feeling all right yeah i ain't never felt better are you talking kind of funny what'd you do tonight what the supper is laden yeah what's she like nothing like we thought uh even worse huh no no no she's just different you've been drinking hell a little champagne champagne 1854 was a good year 1854 is a good year for what hey joe you ain't gonna sleep in your boots are you oh man what's about it and can you handle fun oh yeah i had a great time until that gal i met disappeared and took my money pouch with her sorry to hear that you're sorry to hear that how come you're being so doggone charitable i figured you'd pound me when you got back here pound you what what i want to pound you for ain't mad at you lady joe she's a real lady joe i know what we're going to do i've done made up my mind we're going to take ms leighton back to ponderosa with us come on look i know how soft-hearted you are but posh sent us here to help her not to adopt her and bring her back home with us joel i can't just leave her here yeah well you can't take her with us look you got to think about it we got a long trip ahead of us we got we got two days by stagecoach just to get to summit then we take the buck board it's another day through the pass now what kind of a trip is that for an old lady to make i sort of think maybe she'll be able to stand up on it yeah well i don't think so i think it's one of the nuttiest ideas i ever heard of well don't make any decisions left you met her we're gonna we're gonna have lunch together tomorrow at noon i don't made reservations with the car song [Music] all right where is she well she'll be here after a while she's probably out shopping or something pretty fancy chug wagon ain't it yeah it's not bad not bad at all what's mine take a look at the girl over by the door women like that just don't run around loose hey loan me 20 bucks man second i'd better make it 50. huh look i i can't impress her if i'm broke come on look she's smiling at me give me the money [Music] hello joe for you before you run off with that other gal i'd like you to meet mrs leighton man this is joe cartwright how do you do it's very nice meeting you man [Music] well i don't reckon she's ever seen any country like this before i guess not otherwise she wouldn't have brought all this stuff along well for somebody on the verge of poverty she sure had a lot of clothes not to mention all those rings on her fingers ladies got to have clothes joe besides you wouldn't even expect her to sell the stuff her husband gave her would you well if i was hungry i'd sell him or mr cartridge is it all right if i woke up and take a look at the lake oh sure man but be kind of careful those those trails can get tricky at night don't you worry i'll be careful well it's my turn to fix chow tonight won't you come take a look at the lake tupper's gonna be ready in a minute miss layton does the ponderosa look like this well ma'am this this is a ponderosa it is sure we we've been riding through it for the last couple of days ever since we left the stagecoach why it's unbelievable that that anybody could actually own all this well ma'am it ain't exactly on him i reckon the ponderosa holds about as much claim to us as we do her it's more like a partnership like we're all sort of beholden to one another what i mean say is that paul let us cut a tree down unless there's another tree growing to take its place or take a cup of water out of the lake if it makes a lake go down that much ponderosa's got a got a mighty lot to give like paul says we need to take one ounce out of her that she can't grow back all my life i i never had enough of anything my father was a drunkard and we were trash poor when i married josh i thought that was all over with now i right back where i started maybe i i don't really understand what it means to have enough but i do know one thing what's that man if anybody could have enough it it would be the cartwrights you your kings and the ponderosas your empire what chance is a a commoner to become a cartwright might not be as hard as you think to become a cartwright even for somebody like me especially for somebody like you why haven't you kissed me [Music] am i i reckon i figured if i ever put my arms around you you'd break up what like one of them little china dolls [Music] well let's just try and see if i do [Music] hey joe joe joe come here house what's the matter joel me and helen we're going to get married she's going to marry me me horse cartwright you're you're joking no i ain't we're going to get married oh no congratulations hey congratulations both of you geez i can't wait to see the look on paw's face any wonderful paul well yes yes it's uh tell me who told me about it at all not so so suddenly class i'd like to speak to your father alone for a moment come on austin get acquainted i'll get your stuff you don't approve of this do you mr cartwright well mrs leighton i haven't said anything i've been led to believe that you'd be quite a different sort of man i i'm afraid i don't know what you mean what do you want me to do pretend that i'm mourning over the death of my husband mrs leighton i wouldn't want you to pretend anything i just assumed and i assume that you and i could be honest with each other honest i haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about i'm talking about what you and i both know about what adam told you when he returned from the funeral adam told me about josh's death nothing more you mean he he didn't tell you the circumstances what circumstances is there something more that he should have told me of course adam would want to spare your feelings oh mr cartwright i've been very rude mrs leighton tell me what it is you think i should know when josh died he he wasn't the man you knew or the man i married there's no other way to say it joshua's a drunk he drank himself to death i find that almost impossible to believe so did i until the debt started piling up till i started selling the furniture out from under us till i i realized i was married to a madman adam should have told me now you've realized why these past few months of mourning have been a mockery living alone in that empty match keeping myself locked all from the world and then haas came along he was so sweety so understanding the first time in months i felt like a woman again i fell in love with him mr cartwright i couldn't help myself i wanted to be with him i wanted to make him as happy as he had made me and it's all over now oh mrs helena you misunderstood i yes i i had reservations but i i didn't know i want for us is the happiness that you want for him you don't hate me hate you when i've been waiting all these years for a daughter-in-law boy i didn't know you were going to get this acquainted after all horse you know the way pies were the ladies i guess this means that you're going to give us your blessing paul huss when adam gets back we're going to put on the biggest wedding nevada's ever [Music] seen helens this is a pretty tough place i don't know whether you ought to go in here or not what could happen to me i'm with you aren't i besides it's so hot out there just dying for a cold lemonade all right turn hey thing i bet is this a gambling place yeah sure it is they run one of the biggest poker games in the whole comstock in here really how exciting what's this this is one of them newfangled contraptions you play a silver money it's just like gambling only you play with a machine instead of a dealer do you think i could play it i'm sure you can be careful your fingers don't stick to that crank though some folks just keep turning to lose oh that's hard to believe isn't it i wonder what they'll pick on next hey hey you won the first time i really won how exciting oh i wonder if i could have that lemonade now yeah i'll get it howdy hoss will it be uh give me a give me a couple of lemonades charlie lemonade did you say lemonade one for the one for the little lady over there and one for me little lady seems to have changed you already is she cute i don't think she ever seen one of them before wish i'd never seen it took 20 off me last week oh how's darling i'm having so much fun i i wonder if you could give me a little more money honey you just won over there you already spent that oh but i just know i'm gonna make it pay off again i just know it oh thank you darling two lemonades house on the house thank you charlie sort of a hungry bigger aunt oh darn i was so sure i was going to win again i don't guess charlie's had much experience making lemonade ah sis is there something you could do alone for about an hour or so yeah i gotta talk to a couple of people about the wedding arrangements but what are you gonna be doing silly i'm gonna finish my shopping well i'll go with you and talk to them later hush you know there are some stores where ladies shop alone yeah i don't reckon i thought about that you go ahead all right darling oh i say i hate to be asking you for money but oh i should have done this when we started how much you need but it's uh hard to tell well here you you just take it all there's 300 there you get what you need that ain't enough there's more where that comes from ah thanks darling well we meet uh how about the merchandise store down on the car oh that'll be wonderful and you take these packages and put them in the buggy and um i'll meet you in the mercantile in about an hour fine eight six pack four your highest bid it cost you a hundred dollars to stay ma'am i'll see that and raise you a hundred i'm afraid you don't have quite enough money there ma'am but i think the credit of the future mrs cartwright is good enough for us thank you [Music] hey hey adam hey phone adam's coming well nice of you to decorate the place celebrate my return from san francisco let the move adam good to see you son nice to have you back i got the message from the telegraph office if we won the case i didn't think you'd be back so soon but i'm certainly glad you got here when you did well i had my fill of the big city bob now what do you think of decorations huh now what's the occasion just because we won the case well that's not exactly it yeah well if i'll let little joe tell you he'll spend yet all right horse is getting married what yeah yeah where do you see her adam she'll fry your eyebrows and she's a real beauty and i'll tell him all about it just get adam's horse back to the stable and have him water down oh yeah well i just come on dude hey well hey tell him about that thing in a restaurant as a matter of fact i think you know the girl i do don't tell me that girl over in mormon's cross and finally got to him with those gooseberry pies no no no it's helen layton josh leighton's widow yeah quite a surprise it's more than that i know how you feel a little unusual so soon after her husband's death as a matter of fact i felt the same way about it until i i talked to helen and she told me the truth about josh what'd she tell you now it's a point of talking about it and they're genuinely in love with each other ah she never loved anything in her life except a deck of cards what are you talking about she gambled away every penny josh layton had she dropped 27 000 in one night in a club in sacramento city and that's what started him drinking she told me [Music] why didn't you tell me this before last time i saw joshi was dying now what good would it have done to tell you about it he wasn't even cold in his grave and she'd found herself another man to buy her expensive jewelry and dresses and pay her gambling debts adam are you positive i am and i have to tell horse what's this going to do i don't know well at least he won't marry her better let me handle this hey adam you old hornswoggler whoa hey paul tell you good news yeah come over and say hello hello ellen your beauty always leaves me breathless still the same old flatterer it's good to see you again adam were you surprised oh yes i was surprised boy listen let's get this buggy unloaded we can visit the rest of our lives [Applause] uh hoss why don't you let adam put the buggy waiter i'd like to talk to you about something sure paul what is it [Music] can't you see your father wants to talk to you alone yeah but right now paul if you don't mind son good for you mr cottwright you just keep him busy while i go in and change what's the matter paul adam bring home some bad news or something well in a way what is it it concerns helen all right anything that concerns helen concerns me i will hear it it's not gonna be pleasant what is it us you don't know helen very well go and say it paul when you're done i i want you and adam and joe would keep still about helen now out all right this is the news adam brought back helen is helen is a gambler a compulsive gambler before josh died she gambled away every penny he had that ain't true yes it is there's more josh layton was hardly resting in his grave when she began running around with another man to get more money to gamble with or you said just about enough i'm not finished us you can't think of getting married she'll ruin your life she's no good paul don't you talk like that i ain't gonna listen to them lies adam was there horse he saw josh layton drink himself to death over her where are you going i'm gonna go and talk to helen i'm gonna tell her what i'm saying behind her back adam's telling the truth it ain't it's a lie it's a dirty line i'm gonna make out of me eat every filthy word helen's got an explanation for this and i'm gonna get it [Music] who is it it's me hot just a minute darling come in i just couldn't resist putting it on this is what i wanted to buy when i sent you away who has you you don't like it yes i do so pretty thing i ever saw helena i got to talk to you about something oh darling it's it's so wonderful to have someone to talk to but i'm afraid i i don't feel much like talking right now with your arms around me and this dress on it's been so long since i've been happy like this if you only knew how miserable those last months with josh were how he twisted the truth until even my closest friends were telling horrible lies about me and you came along and there were no more yesterdays only tomorrow's but people will still talk i suppose they just have to be cruel and and twist everything into a black awful lie yeah i suppose they do you wouldn't believe them what you ask you won't believe what they tell you about me [Music] no besides it don't make no difference even if it weren't true just wouldn't matter what's done is done and i don't want you worrying about it no more to hear you're the kindest most understanding man that ever live oh us what was it your father wanted to talk to you about there's nothing just forget it well son i know that you and adam mean well sorry i lost my temper i didn't mean to call adam a liar as far as i know maybe a part of what he says is true as far as i'm concerned helens and my life started the day we met i ain't interested in her past and i don't want to hear no more about it what's at stake is your brother's happiness ah don't you think i've considered that look i told you what kind of a woman she is you told me what kind of woman she was could be a difference maybe haas is right people can change hey yes joe uh frank's here to see oh frank a little out of your way aren't you scott right adam right now don't tell me one of my boys has gambled away the ponderosa not one of your boys ben ben i'm a businessman same as anyone else i took that in good faith figuring you'd honor it well that kind of proves what i said doesn't it i wish she hadn't lost that much the way things are i can't just forget about five thousand dollars i'm i'm sorry it happened ben and uh i don't discuss my customers private affairs that's why i came out here thanks frank thank you very much you want to count it i don't have to count it ben huh i guess this iou ought to show us the truth not a word of what you've seen here either one of you shouldn't have toned it up well he was only thinking about horse well that's all any of us are thinking about we have to do something about this we put a stop to it hustle get hurt but i'd rather see that and parr trying to pick up the pieces the rest of his life you're right now what do we do about it where are we going virginia city virginia city whatever for i heard about your little experience at the sazurak yesterday afternoon oh you mean those silly coin machines wasn't that awful no i mean the iou for five thousand dollars the uh dealer presented it last night for payment what are you talking about you know what i'm talking about paul paid it off in full and now you're going to ship me out of the country to protect your little brother is that it no that's not it toss does nothing about it then what are you up to we're going to take you back to the sazurak i'm going to give you a chance to win back that 5 000 you mean you that you'll stake me i'll stake you adam cartwright i like your way of thinking it's 5 10. 10. make your bet [Music] you're 100 and 100 more kings up good enough [Applause] [Music] deuces are high making bet [Music] [Applause] [Music] jack juice is a high make your bet [Music] i'll see that 100 and 100 more [Music] don't go me joe you better have a good reason bringing me all the way in here this is leighton it'll cost you a hundred more to see if you can improve them cards mrs lakeland it's time pat on these can i be the flesh man how much you lose adam well let's see five ten fifteen twenty thousand dollars don't worry hoss they're good i signed for every one of them i'm sorry cause we did it for you [Music] if there's one thing that offends me it's any display of violence oddly enough i was thinking that very same thing i wonder if it would be asking too much to to ask you to take me out of here dear lady nothing would please me more we uh might even have dinner together dinner oh that would be wonderful i can't think of anything i'd enjoy more i think joe and i enjoyed doing it there was no other way i i know you meant well maybe there's no other way horse is the only one who can decide that you fellers gonna just sit here and mop all here you're gonna go out and go to work with [Music] me [Music] so [Music] you
Behind the Scenes of The Courtship
The title of this episode in German is “Leichtes Spiel mit Hoss,” which means “Easy Play With Hoss.”
This episode marks Julie Adams’ (Helen Layton) first and last appearance in the series.
Julie Adams and Pernell Roberts appear as the lead characters in Mannix Mannix: Little Girl Lost (1973).
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